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Old 03-15-2016, 03:55 PM
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Hello - First time Jeep owner

Its a pleasure to join this forum and I hope to learn a lot about my current Jeep from many of you.

I recently purchased a used 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7L V8 with 85K miles, which is my first ever Jeep.

The intent for this Jeep is towing a small boat, as well as leisure driving with my wife and son over the weekend (I take public transportation to work so rarely drive on the weekdays). Perhaps a little engine and suspension mod wouldn't hurt.

Given we only avg 5-6000 miles/yr driving, I hope to maintain the Jeep in great condition for years to come. I have friends with older models that are still in great shape, which lead to my decision of purchasing this one.

Your opinions and advice will be valuable.

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Old 03-15-2016, 05:54 PM
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Re: Hello - First time Jeep owner

Welcome to the Forum,you will find an adundance of knowledge here and help when needed,the model you have,there are plenty of mods and upgrades you can do if that's your intent,what I can tell you,from a personal point of view is I own 4 Jeeps(it's a Jeep thing!) one has over 200,000 miles on it and still going strong!Have found 3 to have never had any issues with,the 4th is new so can't say yet.
Plenty of threads for trouble shooting,threads for tips,upgrades etc,best place to get to know your vehicle inside and out.
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Old 03-15-2016, 06:46 PM
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Thank you CT2011JGK! I've already surfed some of the threads, especially the maintenance threads, and will immediately start doing some minor replacements.
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Welcome to the garage.
When you donīt know the maintenance history of the jeep, you better change all the fluids, so you can start from zero.
Engine oil and filter, air filter, coolant, brake fluid, differential fluid and transmission fluid.
Lateron also check the condition of the spark plugs.
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Re: Hello - First time Jeep owner

Thank you Frango100!

After looking through some threads, I plan on doing the fluid changes like you mentioned along with other maintenance such as replacing the pcv valve and egr valve.

Haven't looked closely in terms of spark plugs, but I'll take a look at that as well.
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